Author(s): Stewart Ross
Ready to relive some of the most daring voyages of all time? Unfold these spectacular cross sections and explore fourteen historic journeys. (Ages 8-13)
Open this dynamic book and discover how the greatest explorers in history - from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong - plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture of the world we have today. With the help of masterful cross sections, dramatic storytelling, and sidebars that highlight key concepts, places, and technology, immerse yourself in such expeditions as: Leif Eriksson's voyage to North America (eleventh century); Zheng He's travels from China to East Africa (fifteenth century); Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe (sixteenth century); Tenzing Norgay's and Edmund Hillary's scaling of Mt. Everest (twentieth century); Plus ten more exciting journeys.
Back matter includes an index, a glossary, and sources.
Stewart Ross loves history and has written over 200 titles for children and adults inspired by or about it. He loves science and technology too; his most recent title is Moon: The Ultimate Guide to Our Nearest Neighbour. He lives near Canterbury, Kent.
Stephen Biesty loves history, architecture and drawing. These three interests led to his first book for children, the internationally bestselling Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-sections, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. He has published many titles since, including Castle, Man-of-War and most recently Rome and Gold, written by Meredith Hooper. He lives in Somerset.